For enthusiasts and researchers of the Great Eastern Railway

The 46th AGM of the GERS will be held at 13.30 on Saturday 16th March 2019 at the Brentwood Theatre, Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex and we hope as many members as possible will attend the full programme from 09.30.

Nominations for the posts of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer plus the four other members of the Executive Committee must be made in writing and received by the Secretary before 2nd March 2019.

The planned programme for the day is as follows (Subject to Confirmation):

09.30 Meeting opens. Time to buy GERS sales items, second hand books/ magazines/ videos and ephemera.

10.25 Our Chairman opens the meeting.

10.30 Presentation by Andy Grimmett entitled “45 years a driver.”

12.00 Lunch Interval. Sales stands open, raffle tickets.

13.15 Society Announcements followed by the presentation of the Harry Jones Award followed by the 46th AGM. (see Agenda below)

14.00 Our President’s germane and sophisticated thinking.

14.05 Presentation by Nigel Bowdidge concerning the Collision between Harold Wood and Brentwood on 11th February 1941

14.45 Refreshment break followed by the Raffle Draw.

15.15 Presentation by Rodger Green, entitled Ingatestone Station 1557 [sic] to 2019

16.15 Final circulation.

16.45 Meeting closes.

 

AGM AGENDA
1.    Apologies for absence.
2.    Minutes of the 45th AGM held on 17th March 2018.
3.    Matters arising.
4.    Secretary’s Report
5.    Treasurer’s Report.
6.    Chairman’s Statement.
7.    Election of Officers.
8.    Election of Executive Committee.
9.    Appointment of Independent Examiner.
10    Any Other Business at the discretion of the Chairman

 

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IMPORTANT. There are NO TfL or Greater Anglia trains between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Any GERS member who requires a display or sales table, or if you have questions regarding getting to the venue please contact the Meetings Organiser: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tea, coffee, & biscuits will be available during the day, second hand books, videos, DVDs, magazines and GER paperwork will be on sale. Barry Jackson will be taking orders for items from the GERS Sales List.

Brentwood Theatre is behind “The Hermitage” on Shenfield Road, about 90 yards from Wilson’s Corner roundabout. The car park is not generally available for theatre users but Society members with sales or display material or elderly or infirm members can gain access on arrival at the barrier. Vehicle access is through a gateway.

The car parks are marked on the map below. The Council Office car park in Ingrave Road is no longer accessible.

Before travelling by bus or train check appropriate web-sites for issues affecting your journey.

Public transport: The nearest railway station is Brentwood, which due to works will be using rail replacement buses, then a walk uphill or a local bus to the venue. Checked February 2019:

Brentwood Rly Sta. 9, 21, 37, 73, 81, 351

Shenfield Rly Sta. Ensign Bus 81 to High St “G” (09:06 arr 09:12), return High St. “A”.

Basildon Bus Sta. “G”. First Essex 9 to High St. “F”. (07:40 arr 08:47, 08:25 arr 09:32), return High St. “B”

Billericay Rly Sta. “B”. First Essex 9 to High St. “F”. (08:21 arr 08:47, 09:06 arr 09:32), return High St. “B”

Romford Rly Sta. “V”. Blue Triangle 498 to High St. “A”. (08:18 arr 08:47, 08:36 arr 09:06), return High St. “F”.

Epping Rly Sta. Trustybus 420, change Ongar ‘Two Brewers’.

Ongar ‘Two Brewers’. Ensign Bus 21 to High St. “F” (08:53 arr 09:12), return High St. “B”.

Chelmsford Rly Sta. “10” to High St “G”. First Essex 351 (08:35 arr 09:21), return High St. “A”.

2018 Half Yearly Meeting

 

THE HALF YEARLY MEETING of the GERS will be on Saturday 20th October 2018, in St. Georges Church, Chesterfield Road, Cambridge CB4 1LN

The planned programme (subject to confirmation) is as follows:

09.00 Hall opens for setting up.

10.00 Meeting opens. Time to buy your raffle tickets, GERS sales items, second hand magazines/ books/ videos etc.

10.40 Chairman opens meeting.

10.45 Talk by Rob Shorland-Ball on Cambridge Station. He is the author of ‘Cambridge Station : Its Development and Operation as a Rail Centre’.

12.15 Lunch break. Sales stands open, Buy your raffle tickets.

13.20 Society announcements.

13.30 Presentation by Andy Grimmett entitled ‘Industrial Railways in East Anglia’’.

14.30 Refreshment Break.

14.50 Raffle draw

15.00 Talk by Adrian Sutterby, Chairman of Friends of March Railway Station, on March Station.

16.00 Final circulation and clearing up.

 

 

GETTING THERE:

 

See google maps:

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https://goo.gl/maps/6Qp4VPLDMgo

 

RAIL:

Remember that the nearest station is Cambridge North

Please check with Journey Planner nearer the day as at present (August) a lot of services are shown as “we cannot confirm whether this service will run and some additional services maybe missing from the Journey Planner”

On arrival at Cambridge North Station walk across the forecourt and catch a Citi2 bus (every 10 minutes) to the Golden Hind Public House (which is on the right) stop. Cross Green End Road which has a Coop on the corner which sells sandwiches. Continue along Milton Road until you reach Fraser Road and turn left. At the end of the road turn left into Chesterfield Road and the church is ahead. (Bus journey 7 min, walk 10-15 mins). Returning to Cambridge North use the bus stop in Green End Road (Coop side).

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PARK AND RIDE:

Check which P&R service uses Milton Road and get off at the Fraser Road stop.

ROAD:

If coming from Cambridge then travel along Milton Road and turn right into Fraser Road. If coming from the East then turn right into Fraser Road. You can either park in the street near the Church or, if space, use the small Church Car Park.

IMPORTANT NOTE :

Any member who wishes to use a sales table, please contact Rodger Green This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is a small charge for members selling items for their own profit.

 

Advance Notice of the 45th Annual General Meeting of the GERS

THE 45th AGM of the GERS will be held at 13.30 on Saturday 17th March 2018 at the Brentwood Theatre, Shenfield Road, Brent-wood, Essex and we hope as many members as possible will attend the full programme from 10.00.

Nominations for the posts of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer plus the four other members of the Executive Committee must be made in writing and received by the Secretary before 3rd March 2018.

The planned programme for the day is as follows (SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION):

10.00 Meeting opens. Time to buy GERS sales items, second hand books/ magazines/ videos and ephemera.

10.55 Our Chairman opens the meeting.

11.00 Presentation by Peter Barham entitled “Railway guide books and tourism in East Anglia”l.

12.00 Lunch Interval. Sales stands open, raffle tickets.

13.15 Society Announcements followed by the presentation of the Harry Jones Award followed by the 45th AGM.

AGENDA

1. Apologies for absence.

2. Minutes of the 44th AGM held on 18th March 2017.

3. Matters arising.

4. Secretary’s Report

5. Treasurer’s Report.

6. Chairman’s Statement.

7. Election of Officers.

8. Election of Executive Committee.

9. Appointment of Independent Examiner.

10 Any Other Business at the discretion of the Chairman.

14.00 Our President’s pertinent ponderings and enlightened thinking.

14.05 Presentation by Nigel Bowdidge “Up and Down the Bank – Brentwood to Shenfield in LNER days”

14.45 Refreshment break followed by the Raffle Draw.

15.15 Presentation by TBA

16.15 Final circulation.

16.45 Meeting closes.

 

Tea, coffee, & biscuits will be available during the day, second hand books/ videos/ DVDs/ magazines and GER paperwork will be on sale and Barry Jackson will be selling and taking orders for items from the GERS Sales List.

Brentwood Theatre is located behind “The Hermitage” on Shenfield Road, about 90 yards from Wilson’s Corner roundabout. Their car park is not generally available for theatre users but Society members with sales/ display material or elderly/ infirm members can gain access on arrival at the barrier. Vehicle access is through a gateway alongside The Hermitage.

There are various car parks; plus on-street parking in Sawyers Hall Lane. The Council Office car park in Ingrave Road is NO LONGER a free Saturday shopper’s car park. The North Road car park is about eight minutes walk from the theatre but is a pay car park. Do not park in Sainsbury’s Car Park

Public transport: The nearest railway station is Brentwood, with a healthy walk uphill to the venue. There are many bus routes to the High Street, Wilson Corner end. (As at January 2018).

From Brentwood Station. 9, 21, 37, 73, 81, 351

From Shenfield Station. Ensign Bus 81 (0906)

From Basildon Bus Station. First in Essex 9 (0825 or 0855)

From Billericay Station. First in Essex 9 (0906 or 0936)

From Romford Station. Blue Triangle 498 (0836 0856 or 0915)

From Epping Station. Trustybus 420 (0855) change at Ongar then Ensign Bus 21 (0950).)

From Chelmsford Station. First in Essex 351 (0832 or 0902)

According to Network Rail’s Website there is major engineering work between Liverpool Street and Ingatestone/ Southend Victoria/ Southminster with buses replacing trains from Newbury Park. Also affected is TFL’s Metro service to Shenfield.

IMPORTANT . Before travelling by train check Network Rail and TfL’s websites for Engineering Work affecting your journey that may/ will involve bus replacement services.

Any GERS member who requires a display/ sales table, or if you have questions regarding getting to the venue please contact the Meetings Organiser: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.